The Mackenzie tartan as we know it today is a military tartan and was developed by the Mackenzie Lord MacLeods 73rd Highland Regiment (and continued later by the Seaforth Highlanders), which was taken from the an early version of the Black Watch (developed about 1729) and had Black, White and Red lines added. Infact most clan tartans today were developed since the military Highland Independent Companies introduced the idea of using the pattern for identity between 1725 and 1739.
With exceptions there are very few examples of tartan patterns being used for clan identity prior to 1700, moreover it was the cap badge, usually a plant or ribbon, which was used for identity. However there is evidence that regional tartans existed. This would explain why different tartans were seen being worn by the same clan at the battle of Culloden. Please note most of my items are used items. I do my very best to explain or picture any flaws if any.
If you have any further questions please contact me. Please make sure to check your measurements, brands can fit different. The item "Glenfiddich wool blanket MacKenzie Tarton Plaid Onehunga Woolens ltd.
54X72" is in sale since Monday, October 15, 2018. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Bedding\Blankets & Throws". The seller is "nacona84" and is located in Sandpoint, Idaho. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Bahamas.